Liam McGuire

NHL

The Panthers Are Relying Too Much on Roberto Luongo

Florida has taken great strides, but too much of its success is tied to Luongo's play between the pipes. It's not a sustainable recipe—just ask the Canadiens.
Liam McGuire
1.14.16
everyone loses here

Oilers Continue to Be Cursed by the Hockey Gods

Connor McDavid is a rare young star who single-handedly made it fun to watch the Oilers, regardless if you had a vested interest in them. Now, he's going to be out for months.
Liam McGuire
11.4.15
it could be worse

Finding the Silver Linings in the Leafs' Awful Start

It's hard to emotionally invest yourself in a team you know isn't going to win. Embracing losing sucks. But there are signs of progress for the lowly Leafs.
Liam McGuire
11.3.15
tanking for shot at better future

Tanking Was Totally worth It for the Sabres

Buffalo was unwatchable last year, but with Jack Eichel, plus Evander Kane and Ryan O'Reilly, the revamped Sabres are worth the price of admission.
Liam McGuire
10.13.15
nhl season preview

Development Trumps Results for Leafs This Season

The Leafs are building toward the future, but that doesn't mean they can't challenge for a playoff spot.
Liam McGuire
10.7.15
nhl season preview

Don't Be Surprised to See a Stanley Cup Rematch​

The Blackhawks and Lightning went down different paths this offseason, but both teams are rightfully the favourites to win it all.
Liam McGuire
10.6.15
nhl season preview

There's More to the Oilers than Connor McDavid

The Edmonton Oilers' rebuild is finally at a point where you can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Liam McGuire
10.5.15
nhl season preview

The Vancouver Canucks Are in Trouble

Canucks GM Jim Benning made the team worse with some lousy moves this offseason. His questionable decisions will be reflected in the standings.
Liam McGuire
9.30.15
nhl offseason

Bruins, Sweeney Centre of Attention in Offseason Full of High-Impact Moves

New Bruins general manager Don Sweeney had an underwhelming offseason, with the Flames benefiting from one of his perplexing deals. The Penguins were another team which did well by adding elite goal-scorer Phil Kessel from the Leafs.
Liam McGuire
8.14.15
nhl free agency

The Leafs Should Go Bargain Hunting in Weak Free-Agent Class

The Maple Leafs' changing approach will have the club building toward the future this offseason. Expect lower-level deals over flashy signings.
Liam McGuire
7.1.15
analytics

Leafs' Rebuild Will Take Time but New Approach Is for Real

After years of standing still, the Leafs restructured their management team and have a brand new focus on analytics and player development.
Liam McGuire
6.23.15
stanley cup finals

The Blackhawks, Dynasty or Not, Are an Impenetrable Machine

The Blackhawks are going for their third Stanley Cup title in six years. No team has approached Chicago's level of dominance during the salary cap era.
Liam McGuire
6.3.15
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